ABOUT AN BEST OF PRODUCTS 2020

The Architect’s Newspaper speaks directly to leaders in architecture and design with news, products, developments, trends, and updates. Through our magazine, AN Interior, our outreach to the design community has grown enormously over the past five years.

The Best of Product Awards is an opportunity for designers and manufacturers to reach our audience of 1,000,000 readers—an eclectic mix of top-tier architects, designers, and taste-makers.

Designers and manufacturers are invited to submit new products for review by a jury composed of architects, engineers; construction, and design professionals, as well as AN editors. Entries will be evaluated for innovation, aesthetics, performance, and value. Products must have been introduced to the market no earlier than January 2019 and must be available through December 2020.

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JURY

  • Kimberly Dowdell

    Principal / President

    HOK / NOMA

  • Billie Faircloth

    Partner

    KieranTimberlake

  • Alex Gilbert

    Associate Director

    Friedman Benda Gallery

  • Gabrielle Golenda

    Products Editor

    The Architect’s Newspaper

  • Jeff Haber

    CEO

    W&W Glass

  • Sharon Johnston

    Founding Principal

    Johnston Marklee

  • Tom Kundig

    Founding Principal

    Olson Kundig

  • Adrian Madlener

    Interiors Editor

    The Architect's Newspaper

  • Sammy Medina

    Executive Editor

    The Architect’s Newspaper

  • Irwin Miller

    Principal

    Gensler

  • Jonathan Moody

    CEO

    Moody Nolan

  • Dr. Adam Polcyn

    Vice President of Research and Development

    Vitro Architectural Glass

CATEGORIES & SUB CATEGORIES

BUILDING MATERIALS
  • Timber
  • Concrete
  • Glass
  • Weather, Air Barriers, and Insulation
FACADES
  • Cladding
  • Roofing
  • Structural Systems
FINISHES AND SURFACES
  • Interior Surfaces
  • Outdoor Surfaces
  • Paints and Coating
ACOUSTICS
  • Lighting
  • Partitions
  • Custom
LIGHTING AND ELECTRICAL
  • Decorative
  • Architectural and Commercial
  • Outdoor Lighting
  • Electrical Systems
FURNISHINGS
  • Commercial
  • Residential
  • Outdoor
  • Textiles
HARDWARE
  • Decorative
  • Architectural
  • Tiles, Chemical Anchors, and Adhesives
APPLIANCES AND PLUMBING
  • Kitchen
  • Bathroom
  • HVAC
OPENINGS
  • Windows
  • Doors
  • Safety
TECHNOLOGY
  • Design and Build Software
  • Planning and Management Software
  • Smart Building, Smart Home, and Automation Systems
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AWARD DATES & DETAILS

LAUNCH

April 6

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION

$195 until April 30th (Midnight EST)

REGULAR REGISTRATION

$245 from May 1 until July 2 (Midnight EST)

LATE REGISTRATION

$295 from July 3 until July 23 (Midnight EST)

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

July 23 (Midnight EST)

PUBLICATION AND ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS

Online Announcement: August 31

Best of Design Special Issue: December 2020

Winners will be published in a special August 31 online feature and on our social media platforms. In addition, winners will be featured in the Best of Design special issue, out in December.

Winners will receive a specially-designed trophy.

Be seen by 1,000,000 AN readers and members of the A/E/C design community!

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

ELIGIBILITY

Submitted products must have been introduced to U.S. market no earlier than January 2019 and should be available as of September 2020 and through December 2020. Both consumer-facing and B2B products are eligible as are products that have been entered in past AN competitions. Marketing and/or P.R. representatives are allowed to enter products on behalf of their clients.

ENTRY FEE

Early Bird Registration is $195 (from April 6 – April 30), Regular Registration is $245 (from May 1 – July 2) and Late Registration is $295 (July 3 – July 23).

There is no limit on the number of products you may submit, but each must be entered individually and a separate entry fee paid.

WRITTEN MATERIAL

Submissions must include three separate texts:

– Product description: 150 words max

– Technical details: 50 words max (list format acceptable)

– Description of use (How can this product be implemented?): 100 words max

Texts cannot include mention of the manufacturer’s company, brand, or studio name. Please include the product name but remove any inclusion of the company, brand, or studio within this name.

VISUALS

Submissions can include up to five photos, renderings, or drawings. One image must present the product in context or application.

Image dimensions: 8½ x 11 inches,150dpi, RGB, 5MB max, horizontal or vertical

Images cannot contain product logos or watermarks.

Images of products that contain logos within their actual design may be submitted.

All submissions must be entered online and received by AN no later than midnight EST on the submission deadline. The Architect’s Newspaper reserves publication rights for all materials submitted as part of the Best Of Products Awards program, extending to all forms of media or content delivery, whether print, online, digital, mobile, or otherwise, now or hereafter created. Registration fees are nonrefundable. Submission is no guarantee of publication or an award.

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ABOUT THE ARCHITECT’S NEWSPAPER

The Architect’s Newspaper provides timely news and cultural reporting on the built environment through a nationally distributed monthly newspaper as well as a design magazine, A|N Interior, online at archpaper.com and aninteriormag.com, as well as a series of email newsletters. Every issue delivers our trademark blend of topical essays, opinionated columns, project analyses, firm profiles, interviews, new products, reviews of exhibitions and books, and calendars of events in a handy and handsome full-color tabloid and a quarterly magazine. AN reaches a highly engaged on-line community of hundreds of thousands through our web and social media platforms. AN is the must-read publication for architects, planners, landscape architects, designers, and allied professionals.

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Direct email: competitions@archpaper.com